Outdoor Kitchen Questions & Information

Outdoor kitchens are more complex than other projects we build. That doesn’t mean they have to be complicated, however. In fact, they can be more fun because of the many choices that determine not only the shelter under which you will cook, but all of the major brand appliances that are available from Lone Star. We can help you make the right choices and keep the whole job within your budget, with no surprises except for the thrill of seeing it completed to your satisfaction.  We also build patio covers & room additions to go with your new outdoor kitchen or outdoor living project.

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Below are some of the common questions we receive from Houston homeowners when they consider adding a new outdoor kitchen or refurbishing an old one.

Custom Outdoor Kitchen in Houston

Custom Outdoor Kitchen in Houston

Outdoor Kitchen Questions & Information

How much do outdoor kitchens cost?

    • The cost of an outdoor kitchen depends on the size, appliances, & materials used for construction of your project.
    • Because we will not use anything but the best available materials, outdoor kitchens are fairly expensive.
    • A starting price in the $10,000.00 range is common.

Does Lone Star recommend, supply and install FireMagic or Cal Flame outdoor grills?

    • Yes. We install many quality gas grills including Cal Flame, and a huge number of appliances and accessories, have a solid reputation, and we can provide written quotes to supply and install any of them, including the Cal Flame Pavilion Series or Grand Pavilion Series grills.
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What outdoor kitchen options are available?

    • Stereo systems made for outdoor exposure
    • Hanging televisions that can be installed above a bar
    • LCD and plasma televisions with hidden lifts that retract into a counter or ceiling
    • Specialty lighting in natural or red, blue, green or purple colors
    • Patio furniture
    • Saunas
    • Firepits & fireplaces
    • Granite or stone finishes
    • Much, much more

If you’re looking for ways to spruce up your outdoor kitchen, you really can’t go wrong.

So you want a grill for your outdoor kitchen and have discovered countless websites offering grills for sale. Some of them are retailers, some are contractors and others are just reviews.

    • We suggest that you ask Lone Star to help you select the right grill by contacting us by phone or the form on this page.
    • You should also go to the source whenever possible and get the information from the manufacturer.Independent research is required after comparing grills on manufacturer websites.
    • Like anything else you may comparison shop for, don’t expect the manufacturer to highlight the less desirable traits of their products.

Do you recommend grill carts, drop-in grills or grill islands for outdoor kitchens?

    • We can recommend the right grill for your cooking needs and entertaining lifestyle.
    • We do recommend different brands of grill over others.
    • When choosing between carts, prefabricated outdoor kitchen islands, and drop-in grills, you will find reputable manufacturers that supply any of these and customers who are fans of each one for their own reasons.
    • Don’t forget to add wood-burning brick ovens to your list of choices, since ovens have a different functionality than grills.
    • Consider how you will use your outdoor kitchen: Will you need to transport your grill to tailgate parties on occasion? Is space too tight for a free standing island?
    • We can help you determine which style of grill best suits your needs and then find the right style, at the right price.

When cooler weather and rain settle in across Houston, does the family grill go into storage or get covered up?

With some help from Lone Star, outdoor cooking doesn’t have to be limited to fair weather. There are choices from which to to select when deciding how you want to tackle outdoor grilling or more advanced culinary feats when the rain hits:

    • Add a simple covered patio, affordable patio cover or pergola to the backyard. Park the family grill underneath, and you can cook when it’s sunny or rainy. Install a light fixture and even the sunset won’t stop you.
    • Add a full outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill, side burners, refrigerator and maybe a rotisserie, smoker or other appliances.  Put all of this under a custom wooden patio cover or pergola complete with patio lighting and extra electrical outlets and outdoor fans.
    • Include the outdoor kitchen appliances you really need and do without others to keep costs reasonable. This is likely where you will begin.
    • And last of all, park the old grill under the eave of the home and hold a flashlight in your mouth, or smoke up the garage. But if these were your intentions, you probably wouldn’t be reading this.

If you have ever considered adding an outdoor kitchen, but assumed you couldn’t afford it, do yourself a favor and speak to a Lone Star estimator. We will never pressure you into buying anything, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have and work with almost any budget.  To learn more about outdoor patios and what we do or to receive a free consultation with a building expert, contact Lone Star Patio Builders today.

Lone Star service areas include Houston, Kingwood, Humble, Spring, The Woodlands, Conroe, Cypress, Willis, Montgomery, Magnolia, Tomball, Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita, Porter, Clear Lake, League City, Baytown, Crosby, Pearland, Pasadena, Deer Park, Kemah, Dickenson, Richmond, Rosharon, Waller, Alvin, Friendswood, Jersey Village, The Heights, Missouri City, Katy, San Antonio, Austin, Plano, Richardson, Fort Worth, & Dallas.

Not only can we build an awesome outdoor kitchen but we can also ship your outdoor kitchen anywhere in the country.

Lone Star also installs solor screens, Hardiplank siding, & replacement windows on your home.

Call Lone Star to discuss your patio ideas at 281-773-1255 or click the button above for a free quote.